‘We have been extremely busy across all sectors of the residential market,’ Caspar Harvard-Walls says of 2017. The adviser has seen an uptick in transactions, having bought properties in more than 20 different postcodes, with a £37 million Kensington home and a large lateral £21.5 million apartment in Mayfair being highlights. ‘It highlights the breadth of knowledge and experience which we can offer,’ he says. Harvard-Walls has recently noticed a never before seen trend: buyers are delaying their purchase and are opting to rent instead for over a 12 month period. However, there is logic to this development, as it correlates with ‘higher than ever’ transactional costs: ‘It makes sense for a buyer to ensure that they take their time before proceeding with an expensive purchase.’ Harvard- Walls enjoys the analytical nature of acquisitions, as well as the opportunity to ‘develop longer term relationships with clients’. The property adviser moved over to Black Brick in 2011 after successfully transacting over £100 million worth of sales at Foxtons’ South Kensington office. He now has over 11 years’ experience in the industry, with a knowledge of a diverse range of sectors, having previously worked in hospitality managing luxury bars and restaurants. Harvard- Walls has worked very closely with local and international private clients and corporate entities. He is praised by peers and contemporaries for ‘going the extra mile’ for clients.